We can’t help but be amazed by how impeccable our favourite K-pop idols look. Are they just born with it or could it be makeup?
Well, while they certainly look gorgeous without makeup, the magic touch still comes from their makeup artists, who are armed with an arsenal of makeup products that can withstand the most rigorous idol choreography routines.
Wondering what the top products are? TikTok sensation @sarakchey has revealed some of these sought-after essentials, ranging from eye to cheek and lip cosmetics, which we can’t wait to share with you!
K-pop idols’ holy grail eye products
Dasique Shadow Palettes
You may know the Dasique Shadow Palettes for their stunning glitters but makeup artists of K-pop idols favour their matte formulas.
While the colour payoff on the lids may appear subtle, these matte formulas are excellent for creating a natural eye contour that make the K-pop idols look flawless naturally.
Effortlessly blendable, the formulas can also be layered to achieve a more vibrant colour on the eyes without looking heavy.
NARS Hardwired Eyeshadow in Galapagos
You’re likely to miss this brown eyeshadow if it were placed among other glitzy beauty products on the beauty shelves. But you know it’s really good when every makeup artist of K-pop idols are hitting pan on it.
This product is often used by makeup artists to set the eyeliner so that it looks more subtle and less harsh.
We also like that Galapagos contains gold glitters, which adds an extra layer of dazzle to the idols’ eye makeup on stage.
NARS Hardwired Eyeshadow in Galapagos retails for RM100 and is available on NARS online.
Too Cool For School Artclass Frottage Stick Eye Shadow Pencil
Twice’s makeup artist is known for starting the trend of highlighting the aegyo-sal for a more youthful appearance.
The master of aegyo-sal makeup recommends using Too Cool For School Artclass Frottage Stick Eye Shadow Pencil for a natural highlight.
These easy-to-use pencils blend flawlessly into your delicate under-eye area, working to brighten up your aegyo-sal. They also give the area a natural, volumised look that isn’t overdone, perfect for the fresh idol makeup as seen on TikTok beauty guru @_lilyis!
Too Cool For School Artclass Frottage Stick Eye Shadow Pencil retails for RM50 and is available at Shopee. A discount is available at the time of writing. Tap in to see the updated price!
K-pop idols’ holy grail face products
Clinique Cheek Pop Blush
Clinique Cheek Pop Blush is loved by makeup artists of K-pop idols for their baked formulas. They can be applied smoothly onto the skin and thanks to its buildable formula, makeup artists can easily layer the pigment on till they achieve their desired intensity.
It also gives you the appearance of naturally glowing skin and rosy cheeks by leaving a lit-from-within radiance without any glitter or shimmer.
Won Young’s makeup artist applies Cheek Pop Blush in Ballerina Pink on her, and its milky-pink shade creates the illusion of a fuller cheek, perfectly highlighting Won Young’s youthful charms!
Clinique Cheek Pop Blush retails for RM129 and is available at Sephora.
DIOR Backstage Glow Face Palette
This Dior highlighter is a go-to for many makeup artists of K-idols, including BlackPink and Red Velvet.
The highlighting shade adds a natural shimmer to your nose bridge and can also be used on the inner corners for a pop of shine.
Makeup artists also love applying the rose gold shade over the blush to achieve a dewy and glowy complexion, especially under stage lighting!
K-pop idols’ holy grail lip products
AOU Glowy Tint Balm
Created by Aespa’s MUA, these Glowy Tint Balm have taken Korea by storm and they’re able to transform your lips into the perfect Pinterest-worthy pout!
Use it on its own for a lovely pink tint, or use it as a topper over your favourite lip tint for added moisture and a dewy finish.
@sarahkchey noted that the AOU Glowy Tint Balm makes your lips look “juicier than most glosses” – no wonder Aespa members looks ethereal all the time!
AOU Glowy Tint Balm retails for RM12o and is available at Shopee. A discount is offered at the time of writing. Tap in to see the updated price!
Featured image credits: @sarahkchey/TikTok